Campcraft is a major activity for boys of all ages. In the beginning of the summer, campers learn the fundamentals of making their packs, fire-building and safety, cooking, care of the equipment, tracking, orientation with map and compass, and the other essentials of becoming a good hiker and living in the open.
With their counselors, the boys go on at least one overnight hike every week. Whatever the trip, the boys themselves help plan their hike, map their routes, and pick the food and equipment to be taken. Because each boy has an essential job to do, he soon learns the real meaning of teamwork. Choconut is well suited for an extensive campcraft program. The camp is surrounded by 800 acres of never-spoiled acres of forests, fields, and clear streams.